The Trinity College of Arts & Sciences has announced the 11 winners of the 2019–2020 awards for Undergraduate Teaching, Leadership, Diversity and Advising.
Given each year, the awards honor exceptionally strong educators and advisors from across the college. Recipients are selected by Trinity’s Arts & Sciences Council, the Dean of Trinity College, the Academic Advising Center and the Duke Alumni Association, depending on the award, on the basis of student and colleague recommendations.
“The past month has so clearly demonstrated the importance of preserving and advancing our teaching mission,” said Trinity Dean Valerie Ashby in an email announcing the award winners. “It is truly at the core of what we do as Duke.”
Distinguished Teaching Awards
- Leadership: Leo Ching, Associate Professor, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and Director, International Comparative Studies
- Diversity: Katherine Franz, Chair, Chemistry & Amanda Hargrove, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Awards for Excellence in Advising
“This year’s honors strike a particularly heartfelt note because each of the 671 faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences has been summoned to run an extra mile as we added over Spring Break the qualifier ‘virtual’ to every variety of instruction and mentorship in our ever expanding repertoire of faculty-student interactions,” said Arts & Sciences Council Chair José María Rodríguez García.
“As our Trinity undergraduates rethink their learning process with renewed self-awareness, let us take a moment to recognize the commitment that some the College’s exceptional teachers and advisors make to their students day in and day out.”
Read more about this year’s recipients and see honorees from past years on the Trinity College website: https://trinity.duke.edu/faculty/award-winners.